All posts tagged “Chris Bradley

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What’s Hannenin?

For archival intents and purposes, it’s still early fall here in Shanghai. While the weather might tell you differently, the unfortunate reality is that I’ve missed an entire season-and-a-half of updates here. A secret internet time capsule is no good if you can’t even bury things during the same season they happened.  So, here we go.

Johnny went to Toronto for two months this summer and put together a recap video as seen above, featuring some bass fishing and skating at Ashbridge Skatepark as well as the newly opened Skate Loft 2.0.

Vans came through Shanghai in September for the Vans Park Series. They built an absolutely incredible bowl, only to tear it down the day the contest ended. I get that building something permanent is a whole different beast, especially when dealing with the local government, but some transition like this would have done wonders for the local skaters here.  Maybe next time they can put that VF guanxi to work…No hate though, we still have SMP 😉

The kids are alright. Always happy to see The Woo© alive and well.

Now for some hyperlinks:

Insta-edit of the year

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”

CHAR

Holy fuck, boys.

Vans APAC Transit Series: Shaolin Shadows

Phat House in Shanghai

 

 

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New Year New _______

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from the Steak Frites & CDs premiere at FLY

This was never meant to be a blog (or even a regularly updated thing for that matter). If our memories were better, there wouldn’t be a need to document the fun times and happenings, ’cause they’d all be safely stored, organized and chronicled within our life’s highlight reel. But with the advent of technology combined with our dwindling time and attention spans, recalling last weekend becomes a mentally-intensive endeavor;  so why not just keep a journal, right? That’s what people used to do…

<politics>First things first, Bernie can’t stop / won’t stop. He addressed the Senate floor with the facts-equivalent of a draco, citing Tweets and referencing charts. Nothing to do with skateboarding or Shanghai (obviously), but you should watch this. </politics>

Pollution Season is in full-swing.

It’s already the 6th here, but this Ann Van Christmas clip still deserves some play.

Chris & Piet at Sk852 in Hong Kong.

With the demise of LP, the Center remains as the Sunday training facility hot-spot.

Daily Vinyl is holding a pop-up at FLY until the 10th.

Avenue & Son just opened up a showroom/shop that’ll be open for the next year. It’s in the same place as their pop-up shop from last spring.

Nanking Joe’s “Bin Jiang” is live at Skate Here. Maybe he’ll give us a YouTube link for the non-China readers…

Bangkok is definitely on my short-list of places to travel this year. That bowl looks like a blast.

EZ is back!

Workin’ Hard Playin’ Hard via Seoul.

In non-Asia news,  Taylor Nawrocki was interviewed by Max White and Tim O’Connor sat down for a chat with Bobby Puleo.  Both of these are certified good pod. Also, don’t miss the Quim Cardona and Daniel Kim part in Colin Read‘s Spirit Quest.

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Dream Lens 9


Dream Lens Empire is back with another one: Dream Lens 9.

An instant classic, featuring performances from: Jay Meador, Seb Batty, Brian Kleiber, Charles Lanceplaine, Chris Bradley, Johnny Martinez, Andrea Colzani, Justen Snyder, Alex Greenberg, Kristian Kvam Hansen, Jim Reifler, D’wan Porter, Andrew Fitzgerald, Miloš Janjušević, Gustav Nyman, Jeremy Hu, Boss Xie, Brian Dolle, Dan Leung.

Filmed by Justen Snyder, edited by Ryan Nimmo.

Previously: Dream Lens 1 | Dream Lens 2 | Dream Lens 3 | Dream Lens 4 | Dream Lens 5 | Dream Lens 5 | Dream Lens 7 | Dream Lens 8

 

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Dream Lens 8

Shanghai’s finest: Chris Bradley, Richard Specht, Alex Greenberg, Jay Meador, Johnny Tang, Dave Pollen, Ryan Nimmo, Justen Snyder, Brian Kleiber, Didi, XuJiao, James Lu, Robert Niegel, Stephen Khou, Jeremy Hu, Dan Leung.